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COP27 polling: Few see Rishi Sunak as showing leadership, but most support climate funds for poorer nations

11 November 2022

According to polling by Omnisis, less than a quarter of the UK public (24%) think Prime Minister Rishi Sunak is showing leadership on climate change, in the context of hesitation around attendance at COP27.

This stands in contrast with the desire held by most Britons for the UK to show climate leadership and be one of the most ambitious countries in the world on climate change.

The same survey found broad support for the government funding climate action in less wealthy nations overseas.

When asked “Does the UK have a responsibility to fund climate action in poorer nations now suffering from climate-related extreme weather disasters?”, 49% said yes, while 31% said no. 29% say they did not know.

This aligns with data from our Climate Barometer tracker, which shows high levels of support for wealthy nations providing compensation to poorer countries for damages caused by the climate crisis.

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  • Author: Omnisis
  • Date: 11th November 2022

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